Tag Archives: hawthorne yellow

Taking Advantage of Every Little Nook and Cranny

Last winter, we undertook a remodel of the upstairs of our 75-year-old home.This involved gutting and reworking an impractical bathroom, removing walls, transforming an office into a bedroom, adding closets, opening up sight lines, and making better use of light and spaces.   Our goals included brightening up the dark space and taking full advantage […]

My Remodeled Stairway and $100 Gift Card Winner

  Ok, I know I have yet to show you the rest of our recent upstairs renovation, but I have an excuse. Rooms with yellow walls are difficult to photograph! I’ve taken photos up there at different times of the day, on cloudy days, on sunny days – and the color never seems to be […]

Making a Library Nook Out of a Storage Space

For the last 14 years, there’s been a sliver of a room upstairs that I have used to store crafts, projects, and party supplies. Melanie G Photography This was the room at its best – for a pro photo shoot of my entire house. Believe me, most of the time the floor was barely visible. […]

What’s the Complexion of Your Home?

The bulk of what I do is Paint Color Consultations.  Something just hit me the other day and made me kinda laugh out loud (sitting by myself like a psycho).  As many neutral paint colors that I specify for clients’ homes, I have NEVER used a neutral paint color in my own homes.     […]

The Most Important Client in the World: Bedroom Makeover Reveal

Some rooms are just tricky.  My daughter’s bedroom was converted from an attic space many decades ago, so the ceilings are slanted down both sides and the only light enters through a small window on the east end wall.  There’s no true closet in this room, just a small storage area accessed through a mini-door.  My […]

Using An Accent Wall to Brighten a Space

My oldest daughter is turning 13 years old in a couple of weeks. Guess what she wants for her birthday? A more grown-up bedroom. What? She says she's tired of "childish" colors.  And she's just not feeling the "vintage" look anymore. Sigh. My Daughter's Room Before Makeover   Ok.  I'm tired of it anyway.  And, of course, she's asking […]

Color Reveal – Hard Bargain Community Center

I'm so excited to finally reveal the "befores and afters" of this amazing project that I hope will positively impact a community for many years to come.   Mt Hope Cemetery House Before Renovation   The results are the culmination of the many volunteers who gave of themselves to benefit a low-income neighborhood and to […]